Thursday, March 15, 2012

The fascinating story of Mishka Babichef & the Babichef family: Russian documentary

Mischka Babichef along with Asfaw Ali was the First Ethiopian trained as Air Force Pilot. He was born to Ivan Babichef a Russian emigre officer who was married to an Ethiopian woman. His sister was married to member of Ethiopian nobility. This documentary is in Russian broadcasted in one of Russian TV channels. It starts with the following translated text:
Ethiopia saw the face of Nazism first: in 1935, when the country was invaded by Italian troops. Air Force Commander of Ethiopia at those times was Russian pilot Mikhail Ivanovich Babichev. After 75 years the first time we can talk about Ethiopia as Russian unknown ally in the Second World War.

More translated text to follow.


At December 30, 2016 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Fly High said...

Amazing story!

At March 9, 2017 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Martha Nassibou said...

The Russian Medias were sent by the Russian Governement to Addis Abeba to produce a brief story of my uncle Major Mishka Babitcheff and in this occasion his prestige was honoured by a celebration of prayers by his Grave celebrated by the Head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church the Abuna himself in the compound of Sellassie Cathedral where the Emperor Haile Sellassié and his family are burried.In this occasion Nadia Babitcheff was interviewed about her grand father's Prince Ivan Filaretovitch Babitcheff story. The photo of Prince Ivan Filaretovich Babitcheff's second son Victor is seen on the cover page of the video

At November 29, 2017 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Krapotkin said...

Russian volonteers did fight against the Italian aggression prior to the 1935? Also as on the side of the Boers fight against UK .


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